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Vacation Planning: Spring & Summer Beauty Routine

Welcome to Part II of your Spring & Summer vacation planning guide – Check out Part I for some ideas & inspiration for fun updos and hairstyles to try on your next vacation.

When the weather starts to warm up I immediately start thinking about simplifying my beauty routine. Who wants to go to all the trouble of putting on a full face of makeup when you’ll sweat it off by 10am? This goes for daily life in the city as well as for vacations and weekends away – I want as little time in front of the bathroom mirror as possible. So as you’d think, my go-to products for this time of year are versatile ones that you can serve multiple purposes:


(1) Argan Oil – I cannot travel, or live really, without argan oil. It may be having its 15 minutes right now but I’ve been using it for years and highly recommend picking up a quality version like Josie Maran’s Organic Argan Oil or L’Oreal’s EverSleek. This oil can be used on your hair, your skin, your feet, your cuticles…

See what I meant about multitasking?


(2) BB/CC Cream – When it comes to one-stop-wonders is there anything more magical than the BB and CC creams out there? Light coverage, evening out skintone, and best of all, SPF. Nothing worse than having to smooth an oily sunscreen over your face! I’ve tried a handful of different versions and so far my favorites are Maybelline, L’Oreal, and Rimmel.


(3) Chubby Stick – These little sticks are great multitaskers, you can use them on your lips, cheeks, or eyes. Perfect for a quick freshening up midday or before a night out. Clinique and Cover Girl both make lovely versions in a number of shades – I love the versions with a little coral in them!

Need some more recommendations & tips for simplifying your routine? Check out Favorite Natural Beauty Tutorials from Coco of My Precious Confessions, Mars – Mes favoris beauté spécial peau pourrie from Coline of Et Pourquoi Pas, and Drugstore Cowboy from Irina over at Into The Gloss.


{This three-part series is part of The Girls Inspired Group’s  Spotlight Series called Spring Fever that I’m hosting w/ the lovely Mari of I Love Green Inspiration}

10 responses

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  2. those Clinique Chubby Sticks seem nice – how is the color pay off?

    May 22, 2013 at 9:36 AM

    • Really pretty but not too long-lasting. But virtually nothing stays on me… 🙂

      May 22, 2013 at 9:37 AM

      • Haha I know what you mean. My lipstick always rubs off and I drink a lot of water so it just fades or comes off on my drink cup.

        May 22, 2013 at 10:24 AM

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  4. That chubby stick sounds really interesting! I’d love to lay my hands on one of these! 😀

    April 20, 2013 at 3:38 AM

  5. Can´t get enough of argan oil 🙂

    April 17, 2013 at 10:23 AM

  6. I love the idea of multi-tasking beauty products — especially since warm-weather beauty needs to be efficient. 🙂 I find that both my makeup and my hair become exercises in futility once the heat and humidity hit. People ask why I go all low-maintenance bun on my hair once summer arrives, but the fact is: yes, I *could* spend hours beating my hair into submission, but ain’t nobody got time for that!

    April 17, 2013 at 7:32 AM

    • Sing it! 🙂 I’m a pull the hair back, slather on sunscreen & call it a day kind of girl. I’m *trying* to put a little more thought into my routines, but I’ll always aim for low maintenance!

      April 17, 2013 at 7:34 AM

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